[Python-ideas] Alternative spelling for list.append()
mikhailwas at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 09:57:20 EDT 2018
On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 3:52 AM, Juancarlo Añez <apalala at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The idea is to introduce new syntax for the list.append() method.
>> Variant 1.
>> Use special case of index, namely omitted index:
>> mylist = item
> For all practical purpose, it would be enough to define that the expression:
> mylist += [item]
> gets optimized to mylist.append(item).
>From what I've read on SO about += ,there is not much penalty in comparison
to append() when using one item.
And besides, if your idea is to promote += [item] spelling instead of
.append() method -
then might be you have a totally different idea than mine - so probably start
new discussion thread. I suspect though it has little sense because
such spelling is imo
nothing but obfuscation in terms of readability, and thankfully I
haven't seen a lot
of such usage. (and this all was many times discussed here too, so
please not again)
> Juancarlo Añez
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